‘Velvet Buzzsaw’: Netflix Release Date, Plot, Cast & Trailer

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Mike Gyllenhaal in Velvet Buzzsaw

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Netflix hit the ground running in 2019 with some excellent original titles. So to start the month of February, Netflix is releasing the original film Velvet Buzzsaw. Here’s all the quintessential information you need to know on Velvet Buzzsaw.

Velvet Buzzsaw is an upcoming Netflix Original Thriller written by Dan Gilroy. Over the years, Netflix has seen a lot of success with its horror/thriller titles, the most recent being smash hit Bird Box. While we don’t expect Velvet Buzzsaw to reach the same heights as Bird Box, we still expect the film to be incredibly popular. This is also the 2nd Original film that actor Jake Gyllenhaal has starred in after Okja.

What is the plot of Velvet Buzzsaw?

In Los Angeles, a famous art collector discovers a series of paintings by an unknown artist. Choosing to present the paintings in his gallery out of greed rather than appreciation of the art, a supernatural force soon begins to enact revenge upon all who have let greed taint art.

Who is in the cast of Velvet Buzzsaw?

Some very recognizable names below, not to mention some of the actors, have become synonymous with Netflix content.

Role Actor/Actress Where have I seen/heard them before?
Morf Vandewalt Jake Gyllenhaal Nightcrawler, Brokeback Mountain, Donnie Darko
Piers John Malkovich Being John Malkovich, In the Line of Fire, Dangerous Liaisons
Bryson Billy Magnussen Into the Woods, The Big Short, Game Night
Gretchen Toni Collette Little Miss Sunshine, Hereditary, About a Boy
Coco Natalia Dyer Stranger Things, I Believe in Unicorns, Hannah Montana: The Movie
Rhodora Haze Rene Russo The Thomas Crown Affair, Ransom, Lethal Weapon 4
Josephina Zawe Ashton Blitz, Sherlock, Doctor Who

Set photos of Velvet Buzzsaw

Is Velvet Buzzsaw a Comedy Thriller?

According to Rotten Tomatoes, the film has been given the status of a satirical thriller and has listed comedy as one of its genres. If you are to search for a film on Netflix, then comedy is not listed under its genres. After viewing the trailer, you can understand why some may think of Velvet Buzzsaw as a comedy due to its intriguing narrative.

What regions are streaming Velvet Buzzsaw?

The film will be streaming worldwide, so all regions where Netflix is available will be streaming the film. There is a limited theatre release but this won’t be impacting the availability to stream Velvet Buzzsaw.

Is there a trailer for Velvet Buzzsaw?

Oh yeah. Jake Gyllenhaal has been in his fair share of intriguingly dark films over the years, and that trend is set to continue with Velvet Buzzsaw.

What is the run time of Velvet Buzzsaw?

The run time of Velvet Buzzsaw is 109 Minutes.

When is the release date of Velvet Buzzsaw?

Velvet Buzzsaw will be available to stream on Netflix starting the 1st of February.

Will there be a sequel to Velvet Buzzsaw?

There is no planned sequel in the works. Velvet Buzzsaw is highly likely to be a stand-alone film, but if the film is popular enough, there could potentially be a second film.

Will you be watching Velvet Buzzsaw? Let us know in the comments below!

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Jacob joined What's on Netflix in 2018 as a fulltime writer having worked in numerous other industries until that point. Jacob covers all things Netflix whether that's TV or movies but specializes in covering new anime and K-dramas. Resides in Norwich in the United Kingdom.